And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) There are remarkable differences between faith and fear. In a nutshell, faith is enabling while fear, in contrast, is disabling! Faith truly is the vehicle that ushers us into all the Lord has for us. Faith and trust in God inspire us and gives us hope.
One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple. (Psalm 27:4) God is gracious and infinite in mercy. He works in us and through us and withholds no good thing from us as we walk uprightly. Our perception of God usually determines how much of Him we truly desire. Do we see God high and lifted above all impossibilities? He wants us to trust Him for all our needs, taking strides of faith through life and leaving a legacy for generations to come all for Gods glory.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6) What are your expectations of God, your hearts desires? Are you experiencing everything He has in store for you? God is more than enough, He gave His very best so we can have life abundantly (John 10:10). Let go of every shadow of fear, doubt and hindrance that might hold you back; make room for faith to draw of the wells of living water. We shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that brings forth its fruit in its season (Psalm 1:3). When we have drawn from the living waters, we overflow, thereby drawing others to the source of life. With simple childlike faith, place your hand in the Lord’s hand and lift your eyes to the hills from where your help originates. God is faithful to give us all of Him, exceedingly and abundantly above all we can ever think or ask according to His power that works in us (Ephesians 3:20).
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on Faith to Receive on March 2nd, 2019 - Watch Sermon